What are the most entertaining Bollywood films

Indian cinema: these are the best Bollywood films

Lots of singing and dancing, sometimes strong action and almost always great emotions: Bollywood films offer a bit of everything. And mostly a little more of everything. If you would like to get a taste of the realm of Indian films- we have selected some of the best Bollywood films for you.

First a short excursion: The colloquial “Bollywood” refers to the Hindi film industry in India. Hindi is - alongside English - the official language of India and is spoken in a large number of Indian films. The term “Bollywood” was created in the 1970s by crossing the words Bombay (today's Mumbai, where the strips are primarily produced) and Hollywood.

However, you should know that the term is viewed critically by Indian filmmakers: They believe that it makes the Indian film industry look like a "poor cousin" of Hollywood.

That is what Bollywood films offer

Bollywood films are best known for their splendid costumes and elaborate singing and dance numbers. And because of their charismatic leading actors, who often get bogged down in rousing love stories.

But far from all Hindi films are romances. You will also find action-heavy films or comedies among them. Many Bollywood productions are so-called "Masala" films, which contain several elements of different genres.

Do you feel like immersing yourself in the Indian film world? The following five films are among the absolute highlights "Made in Bollywood":

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge - First Come, Get the Bride (1995)

A forbidden love, music with catchy tune potential, a gripping script and two leading actors with a unique chemistry: “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” is considered a milestone in Bollywood cinema. Released in 1995, the Hindi film tells the story of two Indians living in the United Kingdom, Raj and Simran (played by Bollywood superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol).

The boy from a good home and the woman who has already been promised to marry another man initially travel independently of each other through Europe, but meet again and again on their trip - and of course fall in love.

By the way: The film has been running continuously in a cinema in Mumbai since its release on October 20, 1995!

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Dangal (2016)

The Disney film "Dangal" is now the most commercially successful Bollywood flick with worldwide box office profits of more than 300 million US dollars. The biography is about a former wrestler (Aamir Khan) who wants to shape two of his daughters into world-class wrestlers.

In fact, sport isn't exactly the main character in this film. Even if the action mainly takes place in the ring, the plot revolves mainly around social resistance, second chances, emotions and about making the impossible possible.

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Sholay (1975)

"Sholay" is a so-called "curry western" - the Indian version of a spaghetti western in the style of "play me the song of death". The focus is on the two escaped convicts Veeru (Dharmendra) and Jai (Amitabh Bachchan), who are defending a city from the sinister Gabbar Singh (Amjad Khan) and his gang.

In India, the mix of love story, comedy, musical drama and gangster film enjoys cult status and is considered one of the best Bollywood films of all time.

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Lagaan - Once Upon a Time in India (2001)

Take the Indian popular sport of cricket, a little patriotism and Bollywood icon Aamir Khan. The result is a masterpiece that was nominated for an Oscar in 2002 for “Best Foreign Language Film”. In addition, according to many top lists, the strip is considered the best Indian film ever.

"Lagaan - Once Upon a Time in India" is set in 1893 in a small Indian village suffering from a drought and the high taxes of a cruel British officer. But he offers the villagers a bet: if they defeat his men in cricket, he'll waive taxes for the entire province for three years. Under the leadership of Bhuvan (Aamir Khan) members of the most diverse castes get together and begin training.

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Dhoom 3 (2014)

How about “The Fast and the Furious” in Bollywood style? The “Dhoom” franchise has now made three films. The third part is the most successful of the action trilogy and set some records, especially on the opening weekend.

In "Dhoom 3" the cops Jai Dixit (Abhishek Bachchan) and Ali Akbar (Uday Chopra) go on the hunt for criminals again. Your opponent: a skilled thief and artist named Sahir (once again: Aamir Khan). He grew up in a circus family and wants to take revenge on the culprit after a family accident.

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Are you in the mood for a Bollywood movie? A whole range of them - including "Dangal" - can be found on the Netflix streaming service. You can also receive the provider via GigaTV.

Are you already a fan of Indian cinematography? Then write to us in the comments which your favorite films are.